Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and Outfest in celebrating LGBTQ+ filmmakers with InFocus: LGBTQ+ with a pair of shorts programs. Additionally, the day’s programming also includes an opening selection of local and International shorts. The day’s event is Powered by Seed&Spark on their virtual festival platform, and each screening will be followed by a live Q&A via Zoom.
The day kicks off with Shorts Program # 1: Belated Spring, a selection of highlights that NFMLA has been holding onto since the start of spring and is excited to finally share! This block offers a multi-note mix of thought-provoking drama, complex comedy, purposeful animation, uplifting music and vivid surrealism as it tells stories about friendship, survival, and the quest to find (and make) meaning.
The afternoon continues with Shorts Program #2: Gender Expression & Identity. In celebration of Pride month, this curated collection of narratives and documentaries was programmed in partnership with Outfest as part of InFocus: LGBTQ+ and brings together perspectives that explore gender expression and identity through art, politics and family, creating connections between individual experience and the culture at large.
The night’s final program, Shorts Program #3: Going For It celebrates the talent of LGBTQ+ creators behind the camera with this selection of short films, music videos and episodes featured as part of InFocus: LGBTQ+ Cinema. Capturing a wide range of storytelling on diverse topics, this program offers us characters going for the life and world they want, navigating everything from complex family dynamics to street harassment to loneliness, with a mixture of insight, humor, and extremely danceable music.